Creating a Podcast with Elementary students requires a closer look at FERPA/COPPA.
The explanation of the sample page is at the bottom.
G Suite for Privacy
Before starting, I would advice you to ask your School Organization if you can make your student podcast public. Otherwise, I hope this helps.
Using G Suite for Education is the best way to ensure privacy. The G Suite tools we need are:
An account for your podcast (not required)
Start by creating a folder. Share the folder so that
Anyone at your School Organization with the link… Can view only.
Prevent editors from changing access and adding new people (if you let your students edit).
Alternately, you can keep it more private by Inviting people to View Only instead.
This will ensure that only those who are meant to see this will have access to it will.
Recording & Editing
Use WeVideo and export as audio. If you can’t afford that…
The Google Recorder app, is an excellent way to record and transcribe your podcast. This makes it easy to create show notes.
Sound can be edited using TwitstedWave Online. Use the Podcast School account for this website. Although, they claim to maintain privacy, I am not sure that it is COPPA compliant. Thus, to maintain privacy, do not allow students to use their accounts.
HOWEVER, if you do not have a School Account for your Podcast, you can edit the files without login in. They will not be saved online and the risk of losing the files increase.
Screencastify now has an MP3 export option. Since Screencastify can record system audio, you can queue (and cue) some sounds that can be used for the podcast.